Kanuka Eco Friendly Cottage

Cottage | Golden Bay | #9757

9.3/10 (60 ratings)
  • 4 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking


Unique and eco friendly self-contained 1 room studio. Relax and unwind in this lovely bush setting, positioned for sun with a view through the bush towards Onekeka Inlet. Cosy and warm at night (with woodburner for winter warmth). Comfortable queen size bed in main room and a spare double bed up in the cosy mezzanine loft.

Decks on three sides invite you to enjoy the peace and tranquility of bush and birdsong, sunsets and stargazing.

Take a soak in the bath or shower on the covered back deck in bush surroundings. Cook your meals in the kitchenette or outside on the gas BBQ.

With sustainable, environment-friendly living as the goal on this property, recycling is encouraged here. The composting toilet is clean and user-friendly.

Qualifed naturopath, craniosacral therapist and flower essence practitioner Carolyn is available nearby for consultations by appointment. (View website for more info).

Great for a retreat or as a relaxing home base from which to explore the tranquil beauty of Golden Bay. Rustic and romantic.

Onekaka is a great location, halfway between Takaka and Collingwood Townships. Here you're in the heart of Golden Bay, the perfect location to explore our many beautiful attractions in either direction. Onekaka Beach is a 2 minute drive away. Walk up the main road to the famous Mussel Inn Bush Cafe which offers meals, their own boutique beers and wines and a diverse range of entertainers (see musselinn website). See the glow worms as you walk back home after dark. Walk through virgin beech and rimu forest in nearby Washbourn Reserve or make the longer trek uphill to the Onekaka dam.

Special conditions:

* Bring sheets and bath towels - can supply on request $10 per bed. All other linen supplied.

*Non-smokers only please

*Property not suitable for toddlers

*Definitely no pets

Extras: Linen (Optional, NZ$5.00 per person); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Wheelchair access

Bed layouts

  • Loft

    1 x Double bed


Maybe booked

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (85)

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  • The little cottage was simple but comfortable, we would certainly stay again

    The little cottage was simple but comfortable, we would certainly stay again.

    WayneBu5 100%|2x Jul 2018

  • Great getaway destination

    Great getaway destination. Went in winter so outside bathroom not for wimps! Perfect for our needs and we enjoyed the bush setting

    Donna M. Jul 2018

  • Cute little cottage

    Cute little cottage. Nice and quiet, when you just need to get away from the hustle n bustle.

    DebbieGa7 100%|1x Jun 2018

  • Loved this very sweet very private little bach

    Loved this very sweet very private little bach. Quite basic but the outdoor bath is an absolute treat and the location is just beautiful. For us it was perfection after a very long and stressful trip!! Thank you for having us Carolyn!

    LisaR1989 100%|4x Jun 2018

  • Well located very private

    Well located very private

    SandraWo11 100%|1x May 2018

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